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American Optical (AO) - Saratoga Tortoise

American Optical (AO) - Saratoga Tortoise

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One of the most classic and enduring sunglass styles of all time, the Saratoga hasn't been produced in decades. Now it's back and better than ever, made by American craftsmen using the finest global components.

Among many, it was JFK's favorite sunglasses !

  • Size : 54-19-145 mm

  • Frame Color : Tortoise

  • Temple Style : Standard

  • Lens Type : Nylon - AOLite

  • Lens Color : Green - Calobar Green

  • 100% UV Protection (Lens Filter Categorie 3)

  • Conform to CE norms

  • Sold with case and microfiber cloth

  • Unisex Design

AOLite™ is crafted from high-quality nylon for a lightweight, impact-resistant lens that offers increased comfort without sacrificing on optics.

Green sun lenses provide true color perception for natural vision. Calobar™ Green is chromatically tuned to optimize optics. Also available in polarized lenses.

  • 100% UVA/UVB Protection

  • Anti-reflective backside coating

  • Oleophobic smudge-resistant coating

  • Impact-resistant

  • Scratch-resistant material and hardcoat

  • Lightweight for comfort 

The AO heritage began in 1826, when William Beecher, a Connecticut farm boy, came to Southbridge, after an apprenticeship in Providence, Rhode Island, where he learned the jeweler's trade.  This trade he practiced in Southbridge for seven years before his fateful encounter with a pair of typically crude imported spectacles. 

"I can do it better," said William Beecher to himself  and then he went to work. 

The American optical industry was born at that moment. William Beecher fostered an enduring precept for the company that was to grow into the American Optical Company.



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